Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

AltSchool CEO Max Ventilla, standing, and CTO Bharat Mediratta hope to bring the big-data and analytics techniques of their former employer, Google, to the K-12 arena. —Ramin Rahimian for Education Week.   In the article in Education Week, by Benjamin Herold (2016), The Future of Big Data and Analytics in K-12 Education, discussion is made on … Continue reading Big Data and Analytics Techniques for K-12

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Adaptive Learning Analysis and Guidelines

The Great Adaptive Learning Experiment John Waters (2014) in his article titled, “The Great Adaptive Learning Experiment”, points out the difference between personalized and adaptive learning. "Personalized learning is really an umbrella term," said Adam Newman, founding partner of Education Growth Advisors (EGA), ”It's a way in which learning is modified, adjusted or customized to meet an individual … Continue reading Adaptive Learning Analysis and Guidelines

Automated Differentiated Instruction for the eLearning Platform

As stated by John Macarthy (2010), in his Differentiated Instruction Toolbox, "Just about any strategy can be differentiated. What can make the processes effective is if student need is thoughtfully considered during the planning process. Every teacher differentiates in some fashion on a daily basis. The most effective and efficient methods are the ones planned … Continue reading Automated Differentiated Instruction for the eLearning Platform

Gesture-Based eLearning Systems

The popularity and use of gesture-based human interfaces adds another dimension to eLearning. This paper will discuss gesture-based systems and learning including its educational challenges and benefits. The educational technology with be parsed illustrating the embodied cognition theory as it related to gesture-based systems and eLearning. Information on how the technology works with examples of … Continue reading Gesture-Based eLearning Systems

Differentiated Instruction Based on Learning Styles and Resources in the Online Classroom: A Case Study in Higher Education

The online classroom is a popular offering for higher educational institutions. According to the eLearning Industry, “Today, e-Learning is a $56.2 billion industry, and it's going to double by 2015…Today, it's estimated that about 46% college students are taking at least one course online. However, by 2019, roughly half of all college classes will be … Continue reading Differentiated Instruction Based on Learning Styles and Resources in the Online Classroom: A Case Study in Higher Education

Differentiated Instruction

The One Room School House Differentiated instruction finds its roots in the one room schoolhouses common in the 1800s. Teachers were responsible for educating children of all ages and abilities. Preston Search in early 1889, made it possible for students to work at their own pace without the fear of retention or failure. Search pushed … Continue reading Differentiated Instruction

Artificial Intelligence in Online Education

Artificial Intelligence has been around for a long time. It was first coined in by John McCarthy in 1955 “McCarthy coined the term "AI" in 1955 in connection with a proposedsummer workshop at Dartmouth College, which many of the world's leading thinkers in computing attended. (Computer History Museum, 2015). McCarthy defines Artificial Intelligence as "the … Continue reading Artificial Intelligence in Online Education